Wrestling needs a last-match pin to defeat Jonathan Law, while basketball remains undefeated with a pair of wins and big outings from Zach Laput. The hockey team split the week and indoor track had fine performances at the SCC Novice Meet.
Basketball — The 4th-ranked Green Knights scored 80 or more points in both games this week as they posted home wins over East Haven and Amity. Zach Laput stayed hot, scoring 51 points in the two games, including 30 against Amity, an 81-52 win on Friday. Laput had a double-double in both games. Ben Carroll had 14 points against East Haven and 12 more in the win over Amity. Amadou Kamara flirted with a triple double with nine points, 10 rebounds, and six assists against Amity. The Green Knights traveled to play Fairfield Prep Tuesday before making the trip across town to play West Haven on Friday.
Hockey — The hockey team split a pair of games last week, beating Xavier on the road, 3-2, before falling in their home opener to Bishop Fenwick on Saturday. The Green Knights were shut out in their first home game after nine straight on the road to start the season in the loss to Bishop Fenwick. The Crusaders scored a first-period goal, which held up.
Against Xavier, Notre Dame scored the game’s first three goals in their 3-2 win. John D’Errico, Ryan Ahern, and Chris Hughes tallied the three goals. Connor Smith made 38 saves against Xavier and another 31 in the loss to Bishop Fenwick.
Indoor Track — Garrett Jones placed third in the triple jump and ran the opening leg of the 1600 sprint medley team that placed fourth to lead the way for the indoor track team at the SCC Development Meet on Jan.14 Jones leaped 37-05 in the triple jump and helped lead the 1600 sprint medley team to a 3:56.03 finish. The indoor track team will compete again on Tuesday, its final preparation for the SCC West Sectional on Jan. 28.
Wrestling — Alex Labadia pinned Law’s Colin Myers in the second round of the final match against Law to lead Notre Dame to a 40-36 win in an SCC Match in Alumni Hall on Jan. 16. Labadia had a 9-6 lead via points after the first round, but would pin Myers in the second round to give the Green Knights the win. Other key wins were recorded by Luis Stephenson won via a 5-0 decision, Kevin Sevigny also won by decision, needing three late points to squeeze out a 9-7 win on points. Jackson Paulishen kept his winning ways going with a convincing 17-5 decision. Meanwhile, senior co-captain Victor Robles pinned his Law opponent in the first round for another key win.
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